Che cosa significa "fa"?




Cosa significa "oggi fa ancora più freddo" in inglese? How is "fa" used to form sentences? Is it derived from fare (which means to make)?

Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor

Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor

Hi Jemma,

You're right, it's derived from fare.
While English describes temperatures using to be (it is cold/hot today), Italian uses to make. Literally "It makes even colder today".
It is cold = "it makes cold" = fa freddo

This usage is limited to environment temperatures, however. If you want to say "[x subject] is cold", you'll use essere: Quest'acqua è fredda (this water is cold), il tempo è ventilato (the weather is windy).

Hope this helps!


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